5 Bridesmaid Dresses for 2016
Fabulous dresses for the bridesmaids help the bride’s gown shine that much brighter and 2016 has plenty to offer in the world of bridesmaid style.
Finding your own dream wedding dress is challenging enough, but many brides are also faced with the task of deciding on the perfect gowns for their bridesmaids too.
This task can be a whole new challenge, particularly as the lovely ladies you have chosen for the job will all look best in their own different shades and styles.
If you’re feeling trapped by the bridesmaid dress conundrum, there is no need to despair. The trends emerging in 2016 are fun, flattering and most importantly, flexible, so you can pick and choose the elements you want to incorporate into your bridesmaids’ outfits.
Below is a summary of what’s hot this year.
Sleek and Sassy
We’re seeing one shoulder designs everywhere; from swimsuits to formal gowns, and they’re predicted to be big news for bridesmaids’ dresses as well this year. The relaxed cut is a great choice if you’re looking for a light and comfortable style for your girlfriends to wear at your beach wedding. A one shoulder style is not only light and cool to wear, but it also ticks the boxes when it comes to formal style. If this is the look you’re going for, consider having your bridesmaids wear their hair up rather than down. A simple up-do style will keep their hair nicely out of the way for when that sea breeze blows.
If you want to break away from tradition, why not consider dressing your bridesmaids in skirt and blouse combos rather than the conventional dress? Both short and long skirts work well, although if you’re getting married on a tropical Thai beach short styles may be more practical for bridesmaids that have to walk down a sandy aisle. We love tulle skirts like these because they still exude an element of the traditional, and pairing them with off shoulder crop tops brings a twist of modern style too. If you do go for tulle skirts, consider having high-waist versions that taper in to give your girlfriends shapely hourglass figures.
The chances are quite high that all your bridesmaids have different body shapes, and what looks fabulous on your maid of honour might not suit your other bridesmaids quite as well. Remove the stress of finding one style that suits all and opt for one of 2016’s hottest bridesmaid dresses trends instead – mismatching dresses. If you let your bridesmaids search for their own outfits, it will also give them a chance to express their own individuality.
This year, we’re waving goodbye to pretty pastel hues and saying hello to strong, bold colours. Not only does this just apply to bridesmaids’ dresses, but we expect to see a wealth of glorious daring hues in wedding outfits and décor themes. If you’re unsure what works well, black and navy are usually safe options that suit most people’s colouring quite well. Black will also have a sharp impact against the ice-white sand of the beach you’re getting married on, and you can guarantee that monochrome is one colour scheme that will never go out of style.
Short & Sweet
More and more short bridesmaids’ dresses are sneaking onto the wedding scene, which is great news for those attending seaside ceremonies in tropical destination spots like Thailand. Short styles add a fun flourish for bridesmaids that want to break from tradition and gowns that cut off at knee height are also practical for when the bridesmaids want to have a dance. From floaty tulle ballerina style dresses to pencil skirts paired with chic blouses and camisole style tops, the choices are many.
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